[Elsnet-list] Open competition for permanent positions at the EC's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Ralf Steinberger ralf.steinberger at jrc.ec.europa.eu
Thu Sep 30 23:46:00 CEST 2010

  Members of this list may be interested to hear that the European 
Commission's /Joint Research Centre/ (JRC) is organising open 
competitions <http://europa.eu/epso/apply/today/spe_en.htm> to recruit 
new scientific/technical staff in various fields on the basis of a 
permanent contract.

The call in the field of "Communication/Information Technology" includes 
positions in the area of computational linguistics and web mining.

The call closes on 4 November. See 
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=5750 and 
http://europa.eu/epso/apply/today/spe_en.htm for details.

Please feel free to distribute this announcement.


The /Joint Research Centre/ in Ispra, Northern Italy, started working on 
*Text Mining *in 1998 and has since developed complex and highly 
multilingual applications seamlessly integrating *Language Technology* 
tools such as clustering, classification, named entity recognition and 
classification (NERC), name variant matching, event scenario template 
filling, multi-document summarisation, sentiment analysis, topic 
detection and tracking, cross-lingual linking of related documents and 
machine translation.

The focus of the JRC's work has always been on *high multilinguality 
*(between ten and fifty languages), on *multilingual and multi- document 
information aggregation *and fusion, as well as on tools to provide 
*cross-lingual information access*. The text analysis tools have been 
integrated with the news gathering engine /Europe Media Monitor/ (EMM). 
The four EMM applications NewsBrief <http://emm.newsbrief.eu/>, 
NewsExplorer <http://emm.newsexplorer.eu/>, Medical Information System 
MedISys <http://medusa.jrc.it/> and EMM-Labs 
<http://emm-labs.jrc.it/>are freely accessible via 
http://emm.jrc.it/overview.html .

Europe Media Monitor 
gathers an average of 100,000 news articles per day in fifty languages. 
applies text mining tools to *twenty languages*: Arabic, Bulgarian, 
Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Italian, 
Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, 
Swahili (coming soon), Swedish and Turkish.

For more information, go to:

- http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=5750 and 
http://europa.eu/epso/apply/today/spe_en.htm to read about the open 
- http://emm.jrc.it/overview.html to try out the four publicly 
accessible news analysis applications;
- http://langtech.jrc.ec.europa.eu to read up on the JRC's 
scientific-technical work, lists of publications, and more.

/Please note that the authoritative source of information on any EPSO 
competition is the Notice of Competition published in the Official 
Journal of the European Union. If there is any conflict between 
information provided from any other source and the Notice of 
Competition, the latter takes precedence.

Ralf Steinberger
European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Ispra, Italy

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